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    Re: Fun Pictures with Sony . . . .

    Love the horse shot. Says a lot about the camera to me besides being a nice shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Love the horse shot. Says a lot about the camera to me besides being a nice shot
    Thank you Guy
    I did a little 'recovery' in the horse's face
    Here are a couple from the kitchen this morning:


    Sony 70-300 G lens




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    Gotta love the tobasco... Though Frank's Hot Sauce is damn nice.

    Peugeot made coffee grinders..? They had a short foray with cars in Canada years ago - didn't last long.

    Love the horse shot - and the tonality the Sony delivers. I keep thinking of a Leica 180/2 APO with a custom-chipped MA mount conversion (see related R on Sony thread - looks easy peasy) mounted on an A900, SSS engaged....yum.

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    3 snapshots from yesterday with the 16-35.

    No. 1 and 3 at 16mm, no. 2 at 24mm.

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    HI Edward
    Are you coming to terms with the new lens?
    I've held off for the time being. How are the corners at 16mm?

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    Hi Jono,

    Just starting to It's a much more difficult lens to use than the 24-70. Especially the AF needs extra care otherwise results can be a bit erratic. Corners can be really bad or usably sharp depending on the aperture and the subject distance. There is a strong curvature of field and if the subject happens to be in focus in one of the corners, results can be surprising. I think if you need sharp corners, you have to stop down to f/11.

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    A900 Minolta 100mm Macro @ f/2.8 (cropped)
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    Also yesterday but with the 135 (and no lens shade )

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    Lovely Edward
    is that the 1.8 or the soft focus 135?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Lovely Edward
    is that the 1.8 or the soft focus 135?
    Thanks

    It's the Zeiss shot at f/2.4

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    Edward, Thanks for the 16-35 shots, looks like a good lens, certainly sharper than the Tamron 17-35 that I have (as we should expect).
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    Jono, what a great source of lovely objects you have in your kitchen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Edward, Thanks for the 16-35 shots, looks like a good lens, certainly sharper than the Tamron 17-35 that I have (as we should expect).
    Hi David,

    It is definitely an excellent lens. I have to confess it is not as sharp (slightly and only by pixel peeping) as the 24-70 between 24 and 35mm. The 24-70 is an exceptional lens, and 35mm is its sweet spot. However, 16-35 photos do look very sharp if you view them by themselves, and of course, if you buy this lens, it's because you need the extra coverage below 24mm. It also has some other advantages over the 24-70 such as less noticeable CA and distortion (almost nil at 24mm). The sharpness at 16mm is simply amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    Thanks

    It's the Zeiss shot at f/2.4
    Ahhh - I've just got back from the camera shop - lucky I saw this afterwards!

    I just bought . . . . . wait for it . . . . . a Tamron 28-300! for £300.
    We're off skiing tomorrow, and carrying the Zeiss 24-70 and the Sony 70-300 is simply too much. Added to which, I'll be shooting mostly at small aperture.

    I can get the A900 with the tamron, and the Sigma 12-24 in a little lowpro sling-shot 100 (I don't normally like this sort of bag, but on a chair lift you can just pull it round to the front rather than having to take it off each time).

    Mind you, playing with the lens in the shop, it seems to be much sharper than one might imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Jono, what a great source of lovely objects you have in your kitchen.
    Thank you David - it's the wife's magpie qualities which has done it - it's a double edged sword though - I even have to sneak out to the dump at night to get rid of old floppy disks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Ahhh - I've just got back from the camera shop - lucky I saw this afterwards!
    Mind you, playing with the lens in the shop, it seems to be much sharper than one might imagine.
    I'm sure you'll end up buying it sooner or later

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    I'm sure you'll end up buying it sooner or later
    Hi Edward - I dream of them updating it to use a silent wave motor for the focusing (it's screwdriver isn't it?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Edward - I dream of them updating it to use a silent wave motor for the focusing (it's screwdriver isn't it?)
    Yes it is screwdriver driven AF. I don't find it noisy as claimed though. If you want noisy, just try the Sony 100 macro

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    Jono - Let us know how the Tamron 28-300 works out on holiday. I have a similar problem here. I'm trying to decide what to take for a trip next month and can't decide what to take and what to leave behind. On one hand I could go light, but then would not have the best quality lenses. I have a 28-105 Minolta that is reasonable when stopped down. However I also have the Tamron 17-35, 24-70 CZ and the 70-300G as well as less used 80-200G and Minolta 100 macro 50/1.7 , Sigma 24/2.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Edward - I dream of them updating it to use a silent wave motor for the focusing (it's screwdriver isn't it?)
    That's what made me hesitate too, but PMA has come and gone and I do not see it happening anytime soon. So it's on order .

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    Re: Fun Pictures with Sony . . . .

    Great mono shot, David.

    And lots of other cool stuff from Jono, Edward, everyone. I'd like the 135mm but I already have the excellent 85mm F1.4.

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    Thanks Quentin, just playing around with Silver Efex Pro. I downloaded the demo today and am becoming addicted to it.
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    HI David
    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Jono - Let us know how the Tamron 28-300 works out on holiday. I have a similar problem here. I'm trying to decide what to take for a trip next month and can't decide what to take and what to leave behind. On one hand I could go light, but then would not have the best quality lenses. I have a 28-105 Minolta that is reasonable when stopped down. However I also have the Tamron 17-35, 24-70 CZ and the 70-300G as well as less used 80-200G and Minolta 100 macro 50/1.7 , Sigma 24/2.8.
    I'm sure I'll be able to fish out a few shots!

    I wasn't going to take the A900 at all - these days I usually just take a compact for those skiing moments, but my son wanted me to take some snowboarding pictures of him - he's just doing his third season working in the resort, and is planning University next autumn, so it might just be his peak! it seemed that I ought to take something better.

    I've got almost the same lenses as you:
    Sigma 12-24, 24-70 CZ and 70-300G 100 macro- I thought the Tamron would do instead of the CZ and the G lens (that's a lot of weight and space saving!) In that snowy light I'll be able to stop right down, so hopefully it'll do the job. It seemed surprisingly good in the store.

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    Re: Fun Pictures with Sony . . . .

    Here's a recent shot with the A900 and Zeiss 24-70mm converted to mono (top), plus one of Fairford Mill from the Mamiya ZD (bottom)





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    Love that Fairford Mill shot, Quentin!
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    Lovely Quentin
    I like the Halifax add best
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    On the topic of snow and Ski-ing etc. This is a rework of a set of 5 exposures shot for HDR, but this time 'enfused' rather than tonemapped. I like the effect better (more natural). Sony A100 CZ16-80
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    Very nice, David!

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    Lovely David
    We've just woken up on our first day in the resort - there was 50cm fresh snow overnight, so if the sun would just come out

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    Could you enlarge a little on "enfused",the photograph is spectacular here,at a decent resolution it must be............. ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    Could you enlarge a little on "enfused",the photograph is spectacular here,at a decent resolution it must be............. ............
    Details about this technique can be found at

    http://wiki.panotools.org/Enfuse

    and a detailed paper in pdf format by the inventors

    http://research.edm.uhasselt.be/~tme...on_reduced.pdf

    I used ImageFuser on Mac OS X

    http://panorama.dyndns.org/index.php...tag=ImageFuser
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    Thankyou David

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    a700 with Minolta 400 f4.5 + 1.4 TC Tundra Swans



    a700 with 70-300G



    a700 with Minolta 200 F2.8 G



    a700 with Minolta 50 1.7



    a700 with Minolta 100 f2.8 Macro ... Snapping Turtle

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    Turtle shot is really scary and the dog winking is amusing. Cute goats.
    Thanks for posting.
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    Taken with Sony A700 ISO 400 but film grain added in the B&W conversion. Available light, though it does look like flash was used. These dogs were after my biscuit.

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    Re: Fun Pictures with Sony . . . .

    The snow is almost all gone here on the 45th parallel in Ontario, and the critters are emerging once again!

    I shot this Mink today at about 6 pm, through my living room thermopane window.

    The first is a900 with 300 mm F2.8, ISO 800, 1/160th f8, this is about 1/3 of the frame.

    The second is a700 with the 500 mm mirror, ISO 1600, 1/160th, the full frame.

    Both hand held. Love that SSS!

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    Very Cooool , Jono
    any shots of YOU on the Snow Boards ?

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    Good work on the snowboarder - done in PS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Very Cooool , Jono
    any shots of YOU on the Snow Boards ?
    HI Helen
    not a chance - I use skis . . . very badly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Good work on the snowboarder - done in PS?
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    Yes - simple stuff - keep the camera roughly pointed in the same direction, keep the exposure the same, and you can just cut and paste from one shot to the other.

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    Looks as if Jono is in rehab. after life on the pis..te
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    Looks as if Jono is in rehab. after life on the pis..te
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    Re: Fun Pictures with Sony . . . .

    Since getting my A900 I have wanted to try it out on some street photography. Just a few of my efforts with the CZ 24-70.
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    [QUOTE=jonoslack;82148]Thank you Guy
    I did a little 'recovery' in the horse's face
    Here are a couple from the kitchen this morning:

    I especially like the horse shot from above---but the tea strainer and whatever that is that is stacked--lovely. I'd love to visit your kitchen *smile*.

    I like the one of Emma and---is it Blue??---and the rural 'kids with attitudes' just tickled me. You're on a roll.

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